Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Aquaman #19

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Philippe Briones
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb

The Tables have turned

Aquaman being the virtuous man he is has offered his help to the American Aquamarines to take down another dangerous creature (Dead Water). They head to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the site of “The Strange Water” There at the base in the gulf the team is greeted with other specialist for the op; it even includes the Scavenger. Aquaman tries to connect to ocean life and read the water…but he can’t tell what it is which brings a sense of mystery to the book. What they do know is this water has to change someone into a beasty person. Now they have to fight for their lives. 

 The Confessional

Super sweet cover, right away it made me excited for this new arc. I’ve always said one of the reasons Aquaman is one of my favorites because he encompasses all three of his identities: Hero, Warrior, fiancé, and very importantly a King. Even though these are the same people who tried to kill him, he puts the thought of maybe this will create an alliance first in his mind. A thought only a true and good King would have. I liked the flashbacks between when Rhonda first approached him, and what they’re doing now…very cinematic. The weirdness of when the Aquamarines take their Aqua form is really cool. Overall I really enjoyed this book. It is very text heavy which I think is why people kind of shy away from Aquaman, it could also use some comic relief here and there. Even with that said it’s a solid read.

High Blessing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩   6.5/10

Ariel DuPey | NCR

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